VSC for RHEV beta is live!

Hi folks,

I’m very happy to announce that the beta for the Virtual Storage Console for RHEV is officially available for 1 month, starting about an hour ago. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this as this integration has been a long time coming.

So, how do you get in on the beta program? Go to https://communities.netapp.com/groups/vsc4rhev, and either login or register (free) and then login.. (The register button is in the upper right hand corner.) Once logged in, click the button to request being added to the group. Once you are approved, you will see 2 PDF’s and 2 RPM’s. I strongly suggest grabbing all four. Peruse the Release Notes, then move to the Installation & Administration Guide to see how to deploy the 2 RPM’s and get going…

In the mean time, a HUGE shout out to Chris Morrissey, Dustin Schoenbrun, Ricky Hopper, Chris Suich, Rashid Nadaf, Praveena Palaniswamy, Troy Mangum, Patrick Strick, Greg Blaha of NetApp, and Vojtech Szocs, James Rankin, Andy Cathrow, and Ayal Baron of Red Hat. This was a fairly serious endeavor that took the time and efforts of many people in order to pull this together.

Can’t wait for the GA in November!!!!

Captain KVM

4 thoughts on “VSC for RHEV beta is live!”

  1. Looks great! Can you share what features are on the roadmap? Do you think we’ll see something like quiesced NetApp snapshots in the near future?

    1. Hi Jeff,

      The big thing for the next major version is support for block storage.. Version 1 is NFS only. As for quiesced snapshots, you should look at Snap Creator.. free tool if you’re already using Netapp, and it kicks ass. Allows you to handle simple to complex backup operations with ease.. Think virtualized database, where there may need to be snapshots of the database and the VM. Snap Creator can quiesce the db and the VM, run the snapshots, resume the VM and the db, then trigger a SnapMirror between sites. I have a post or 2 on Snap Creator, and there are a bunch of Snap Creator demo’s on YouTube.

      Hope this helps,

      Captain KVM

    1. Hi Dave,

      It’s on the roadmap to submit code/patches against VDSM, which is RHEV’s storage subsystem. This will allow RHEV to figure out all on it’s own that it is attached to NetApp storage, and allow things like copy offload.

      Hope this helps,

      Captain KVM

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